Joshua D. Mertzlufft, Esq.

Principal & Patent Attorney

Joshua is an experienced patent attorney and counselor who founded Mertzlufft Law PLLC to provide top-of-class client service. With a background in applied physics, Joshua is able to work with clients in a variety of patent procurement and litigation matters in industries including energy, cleantech, software, telecommunications, and aerospace. Joshua is a former engineer and web developer, and he has experience working with clients ranging from pre-seed startups to stock exchange-listed corporations.

Joshua works with companies and inventors a variety of fields including:

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Blockchain
  • Electronics
  • Optics & Photonics
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Aerospace

In law school, Joshua was the Editor-in-Chief of the Buffalo Law Review, ranked internationally in the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court, and received awards in trial technique and intellectual property law. Prior to founding Mertzlufft Law, Joshua was a patent attorney with a large law firm and a mechanical engineer in the energy and heat transfer industry.

Bar Admissions

  • New York State
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Western District of New York (Federal)


  • J.D., University at Buffalo
  • B.S., Houghton College


  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Applied Physics

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